Southwest Lower Michigan Weather History
The Weather History for August 8th
- Only four days after record cool weather in the 30s and 40s, the thermometer soars to record highs of 96 at Grand Rapids and 99 at Lansing.
- A tornado outbreak across central and southern Lower Michigan resulted in two deaths and about 100 injuries. A violent tornado moved across the southeast part of Kalamazoo, destroying dozens of homes and killing two people. More homes were destroyed and six people were injured in northern Kent County, northeast of Cedar Springs.
- A tornado injures five people and damages eight houses in Carson City, Montcalm County.
- A tornado destroys a barn and trailer north of Marion in Osceola County.
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